Friday, 13 October 2017 - Monday, 16 October 2017
Porsche Club Victoria members have been invited by PCNSW to take part in all or some of their Victorian 4 Day Drive event. Refer to details below.
Please contact PCNSW Social Secretary Laurence Hodges on firstname.lastname@example.org or Mobile 0408 246 174 to discussion options.
DRIVER’S DREAM - Super Social Multi Day Drive – Victoria
Friday 13th October to Monday 16th October 2017
This social event includes all facets of enjoyable driving, tight winding mountains, sweeping valleys, the best of rural scenery, quaint towns & villages, good sealed roads and no freeways. Coupled with the recommended accommodation, fully catered dinners on Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights, this social driving experience would be hard to better anywhere in our great country.
Day 1 – Friday. A stroll down the Princes Hwy, with a few small detours, to our 1st night at Merimbula. To cater for the various widespread home locations of participants, plus the normal business day week (including low speed school zones) our meeting point will be in the Illawarra region. After allowance for time to get to the meeting point, a mid-morning departure will follow. Estimated driving time, from the meeting point, for the day is under 5 hours, plus Ulladulla lunch and Central Tilba exploratory stops.
Day 2 – Saturday. We will meet at a lovely breakfast venue reasonably early before we start quite a big drive. Continue down the Princes Hwy before turning onto an excellent driver’s road, The Great Alpine Rd, through Omeo and Mt Hotham before our two-night stay at Bright. Estimated driving time for the day is slightly under 6 hours. Three planned stops of over one & half hours in total will break up the drive.
Day 3 – Sunday. This will be very cruisy day with plenty of opportunity to savour all that the Beechworth/Bright area has to offer. First, we climb up Mt Buffalo’s excellent road for spectacular views and time to explore the mountain area or have a coffee in the charming old Chalet. After descending into the Ovens Valley we make our way up to the delightful old township of Beechworth where a plentiful supply of lunch options and heritage venues await. Upon leaving Beechworth, we will zig zag our way back to Bright on great driving roads, through more quaint towns & villages, with rural scenery second to none in this country.
Day 4 – Monday. Sadly, we say goodbye to Victoria’s wonderful North East and venture our way back to our home state via more fantastic roads & scenery. For those up for a more interesting drive than barrelling up the M31 Hume Hwy via Albury, take a trip across the Tawonga Gap Rd from Bright joining the Kiewa Valley Hwy, then through Tallangatta, Granya State Park and across the border at Jingellic. From here the choice is either Holbrook and home via the Hume or through Tumbarumba, The Elliott Way (with which our Thredbo Drive participants will be familiar) to Kiandra, then Cooma and a suggested Tuesday night stopover at our favourite QT Hotel in Canberra.
All accommodation is to be arranged and paid by participants. However, several suitable ‘motel’ options have been selected and, for Merimbula, prices arranged specific for our club drive. Motels selected offer reasonable quality and are best locations, given our dinner arrangements. Both towns appear to have ample accommodation, however we are not privy to availability on the day(s) or if other activities have been scheduled on this weekend (sporting events etc). Therefore, please ensure you book your accommodation ASAP.
Accommodation, inclusive of meals, for Monday will be considered once numbers are known.
Seaspray $140 couple Ph 6495 3299 Plus various options of rooms
Summerhill Motor Inn $115 couple Ph 6495 3111 They have agreed to hold several rooms.
Sapphire Waters $120 couple Ph 6495 1999
High Country Motor Inn $135, includes breakfast per night Ph 03 5755 1244.
This is our Saturday night dinner venue and they have quite a few rooms, but maybe not enough to house all participants, so it is strongly recommended that you secure one of these rooms now.
Alternative’s in close proximity to High Country:
Ovens Valley Motor Inn / Colonial Inn / River Bank Motel
FULLY ORGANISED MEALS:
Night 1: Dinner has been organised at Merimbula’s Sapphire Club. A function room, inclusive of bar, has been booked where a three course meal will be served. The club is a very short walk from selected motels.
Night 2: Dinner will be in the High Country Motor Inn’s function room & bar at Bright, where once again a three course meal will be served. The motel is a short walk from other selected accommodations.
Night 3: A 2 course dinner is booked at the Star Hotel in Bright. The hotel is about 1 Km from the High Country, a little longer from the Oven Valley but only about 300 M from the other two.
The Waterfront Café has been booked for a reasonably early Saturday morning breakfast at Merimbula before the start of Day 2 drive. Selection from our special menu and payment is own choice.
Lunch stops have been scheduled on the drive notes in towns with options of pubs, café’s, bakeries etc.
Your booking fee includes dinners on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, or a choice of each. Drinks will be your care. All other meals are free for you to choose and payment your care.